Games are an integral part of the human existence. We all love play games and keep on playing throughout our lives. A baby is intrigued by the sound of the rattle, wants to hold it and play with it. A toddler loves to play with san and water at the sea side or play with the toys, go to the park etc. As the child grows, the games become complex and sophisticated. Children learn all sorts of s through play.
This bilingual book titled "Game Songs" and its cassettes are the first of its kind in print. In this song book; eleven songs are written on different games/topics which children generally play or talk about as Hide and Seek; Jacks, Fields, Park, Kotla Chhpaakee and Games etc. All songs provide framework for learning through rhythm, melody and the words.
These songs are, written in Punjabi, transliterated & translated in English. The beauty of these songs is that the meanings of the songs are in rhyme and can also be sung on the same tune, hence the children can sing in both languages. There is Asian as well as Western notation for all the songs. It is the first time that such an attempt, has been made to expose Asian music, language and culture to the West.
For further help it is by two pre-recorded cassettes. First one helps with the pronunciation and finer details of the music as it comes with explanations and commentary as well as the song in the original text while the second cassette plays the accompanying music only so that the songs can be sung in Punjabi, English or both languages.
It is written for both types of people, the ones who can. read music and play some instruments and other who can't.